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My ixus 860is makes a ratchet sound as the lens extends and does not focus on zoom.

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Lens unit is jammed you need to replace it or you can open up blow up with air and try if work then good
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My ixus 860is makes a ratchet sound as the lens extends and does not focus on zoom.

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My Olympus FE-320 will not focus. When I turn the camera on, lens extends and retracts a couple of times, camera beeps and turns off. If I press the review button while the lens is extended, I can see old pictures then switch to camera and see a live screen, but out of focus. If I try to zoom, camera beeps and turns off. Sounds like others have the same problem with this camera.

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My Olympus FE-320 will not focus. When I turn the camera on, lens extends and retracts a couple of times, camera beeps and turns off. If I press the review button while the lens is extended, I can see old pictures then switch to camera and see a live screen, but out of focus. If I try to zoom, camera beeps and turns off. Sounds like others have the same problem with this camera.

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Lens problem Hi. I have an Olympus FE-190 digital camera. not sure what happened, but now there is a problem with the lens. when i turn on the camera, the lens extends, retracts, several times (trying to find "home" I think). Image on the display screen is blurry. it WILL take a very blurry picture. there is a faint 'ratcheting" sound when the lens is fully extended. is there a way to 're-set" or calibrate the lens extension setting or focus? thanks very much for your assistance.

Take it to Best Buy for repair. ... Olympus FE-190 Digital Camera

When I turn my Nikon Coolpix S220 on, it makes a funny sound and the lens tries to focus. It zooms in, and out, trying to focus but stays blurry. It then says 'lens error' and turns off. I have always kept it in a protective case, and have never dropped it. What has happened?

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Focus camera will not focus, even sight screen is out of focus The camera will not focus. When switched on it beeps with a flashing green light near rthe view-finder and the lens housing extends. This repeats and the then the viewing screen goes blank. Pressing the AEL button will illuminate the viewing screen, but it is out of focus. Half depression of the shutter makes no difference. I had previously some intermittent operation of the zoom mechanism. The camera has not been dropped or jarred.

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Lens Jam My G6 turned on accidentally in its case and the lens tried to extend but was forced to stop. Now, when I turn the camera on, the lens makes a ratcheting sound and gets halfway before stopping. It beeps and says "LENS" on the top LCD screen, before powering off. I've been quoted £160 just to have it looked at which is half the value of the camera! Does any one know how to open one of these up (safely) and what to do when you get inside to fix the problem?! Many thanks

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When i power up my casio the lens makes a clicking noise and doesnt extend all the way out if i zoom out the lens does come out but the focus is poor and i get a lens error message and the camera turns itself off.

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Got Camera from Amazon more than a month ago. I believe the focus is acting up. I turn it on/off, or focus it pushing the button half way and it makes this disturbing sound as if a DVC tape is struggling to rewind. Screen & Shots are blurry. I zoom in half way, it's almost clear but not quite. Its not saying Lens Error (yet)

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Zoom lens has started making a clicking sound. Digital zoom is not always in focus. I have tried air spray to no avail, thinking some grains of dirt may be causing it. The camera still works, but I am concerned it may get worse. Is this repairable?

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Lens problem I have not dropped my camera or damaged it to my knowledge but when I turn it on it now makes a clicking sound as the lens extends and will not zoom. any ideas?

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The screen on my M380 does not show the image. The camera is fully charged and when I press the "on" button, the lens extends and opens. The screen is illuminated, but there is no image of what the picture will be. I can go ahead and take a picture -- it makes the appropriate sounds as it normally would and the flash goes off if needed. In fact, when I then plug into the computer, I can see that a picture was taken. However you cannot focus the shot because you cannot see the image on the s

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The zoom lens will not retract. and there is an ERROR warning stating "focus error" it makes the sound as if it is trying to retract but will not..

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Camera lens moves out and in for an extended period and camera will not focus. Makes a grinding noise. Zoom in and out does not work

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I was using my Nikon D40 at son's baseball game with the 55-200 mm lens & was too close to the fence when zooming since it tapped the fence. Now it makes a squeaky noise when trying to auto focus. It will not take a pic on auto focus but will focus and if I flip the A / M switch on the lens itself over to M it will take a pic.It will take pics fine with the 18 - 55 mm lens. It's nota problem with the Zoom, but with the autofocus. When it attempts to autofocus, it goes thru the extremes of the le

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Hello.. My the autofocus on my xsi is not working.. it sounds like the lens is not catching in a way.. like, the camera is asking it to focus but the lens isn't moving at all... it makes the sound it usually does when focusing but itt sounds maybe like when your tring to statr an car and it doesnt start... it just keeps straining... do you understand what I mean?

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I have a Cannon 40D 28-135mm lens. With the lens in auto focus, the lens will act as if it has found the target will focus, beep, ready to shoot. The lens then makes a focusing sound and moves just a little. This is on a stationary target with camera on tripot. Whats wrong?

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Lens Problem Hello, I'm Kento from the states. I purchased the CASIO EX-Z700 series. However, I accidentally dropped the camera when the camera was on and the lens was extended. It makes a grating sound, and the monitor screen said "Lens error". Now, the camera is turned off with its lens extended. When I see the lens from the top, the lens position is more concentrated to the right, and the gaps between each lens is bigger on the left hand side of the lens. I sincerely hope this would help y

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My Canon powershot A1100 IS is not focusing at all. The lens extends when turned on, but when it tries to focus (when set to "Auto"), I hear a clicking sound, as if the motor is trying to adjust the lens, but is not. It sounds like a more serious repair and probably not worth fixing. Anybody have any thoughts what this may be and whether to fix or toss? Thanks! A. Nadell

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Focus Problem I recently took the camera apart to fix the zoom. lens would not come out. Fixed it all good now goes in and out smothly. Now the pics are fuzzy out of focus. has auto focus 2' too infinity. Wiped the lenses off while i was in there with a lens cloth from binoculars. Maybe not well enough and it might have a film on it. Would that make the pics fuzzy or out of focus? Or is there something else?

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I receive the E:61:00 error on screen, and the screen will not focus. I shook the camera around (per forums) and the screen focused for a minute, but would not zoom in out out. When I tried to zoom either way it would make a whirling sound. I opened my camera to have a tiny little piece, with "C 805" inscribed on it, to fall out. I do not know where this belongs, and still can not get my camera to focus. Help!

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Focus error I am from the Caribbean Island of St.Kitts and I was on holiday in London, England in August 2006 and I bought this camera. It worked wonderfully and I took plenty pictures. I had no problems at all with it until now. When the camera was turned on there was a sound coming from the lens area. The lens are open and will not close. On the screen there is the warning display "focus error." Can I get a solution to fixing this problem Screen says focus error , makes noise.

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Viewfinder jammed The viewfinder is out of focus and does not move when the zoom control is operated. The main lens mechanism seems to work, the field of view changes on the LCD display and pictures taken are in focus. Perhaps the zoom mechanism makes more noise than it did. Does anyone know how the viewfinder is adjusted and whether repair is likely to be feasible? Thanks

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About seven days ago bought shelf display Fujifilm S1000. Worked fine at the store. Got home, read instructions, powered up, lens would not extend, "zoom error" displayed. Camera was room temp. When switched on, camera beeps, extend motor clicks, sounds like a gear engages for a split second. Took back to store next evening, it worked fine. Next try at home, same problem. Back to store, worked fine. Tried at home and at work, still "zoom error". Again to store, worked fine. Ready to return, stil

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